A dog named “Ban,”Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â which had been found floating hopelessly on a roof for three weeks following the tsunami in JapanÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â has becomeÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â an unlikely symbol of both the devastation and the hope there.
The video has no words, no reporter offering the storyline… and yetÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â the emotional reunionÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â between the dog and itsÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â owner is keeping the story in the headlines and rising up the viral video charts.
Its rescue by theÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â Coast GuardÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â in the sea off the coast of Kesennuma, Japan captured the world. In this reunion video, the woman is overjoyed, but her face mask is a reminder that her struggles are far from over.
Certainly, one story about a dog and it’s ownerÃƒâ€šÃ‚Â can never appease all the devastation and fear that still remains there. But in a place where happy endings are hard to come by, it’s nice to see two souls able to savor this moment of celebration.